NIPOST workers reject Tinubu’s newly appointed CEO, lock headquarters
Aggrieved workers of the Nigerian Postal Service—NIPOST, have locked the entrance gate of the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
The protesting workers prevented the newly appointed NIPOST Chief Executive Officer, Tola Adeyemi from gaining access to the premises of the agency.
Some of the NIPOST staff were seen displaying placards expressing their displeasure at the appointment of Odeyemi which according to them was against their wish.
Recall that last week, President Bola Tinubu relieved Adepoju of his role and appointed Adeyemi as the new CEO of NIPOST.
The announcement made by Ajuri Chief Ngelale, presidential spokesman, was part of the leadership shuffle implemented for agencies and parastatals under the ministry of communications, innovations and digital economy.
However, in a new statement published on NIPOST’s official X account on Saturday, the agency said the president had reinstated Adepoju.
The statement said Adepoju was reinstated “due to his exceptional leadership and performance”.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) has reinstated Rt. Honorable Adeyemi Sunday Adepoju as the Postmaster General of the Federation & CEO of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) due to his exceptional leadership and performance,” the statement reads.
“Sunday Adepoju conveyed his appreciation to the President and other key supporters.
“He pledged to redouble his efforts to elevate NIPOST into a world-class digital postal service & align his vision with that of the Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation & Digital Economy in contributing significantly to Nigeria’s socio-economic development.
“This reinstatement is a testament to Adepoju’s leadership skills and unwavering commitment to service. Nigerians can anticipate enhanced value & quality services from NIPOST, an agency dedicated to providing efficient, reliable, and effective postal services across the nation through a network of over 3000 post offices, offering a wide range of services including mailing, logistics, courier, and financial services.”